Archive for December, 2009

Go Staple Free for 2010!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Innovative office supplies?!  New at The Paper Place are Eco Staple Free Staplers by ‘Made by Humans’!

No more pesky metal bits clogging our landfills or jamming our shredders.  Staple Free is the way to be!  Here is what they do…cute and compact , the staple free stapler punches out a small tab and notch and impressively weaves the paper under the notch.  No muss, no fuss, no staple!

eco Staple Free Stapler Action Shot

eco Staple Free Stapler Action Shot

The staple free stapler is eco friendly because it creates no waste.  It is cost effective because it never has to be refilled, and the punch opening is small, too small for tiny fingers making the staple free stapler totally kid safe!

eco Staple Free Stapler in 5 colours

eco Staple Free Stapler in 5 colours

We’ve put the Staple Free Stapler to the test and it really works.  It passes the pull and shake test holding up to 5 sheets of paper.  Plus it takes up way less space on your desk and comes in 5 neat colours.


D.I.Y. Last Minute Gift Tags

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

d.i.y. gift tags

These last minute d.i.y. gift tags are simple and easy to make. They add a personal touch to all your presents.


The following materials are mostly optional – but working with a pair of detail scissors make cutting fine details easier and more precise. The rice paste glue stick is also great because it is very versatile and could be used on different textured papers as well as tissues.

I made my gift tags with:

plain tags
plain labels
a vintage picture book
sharp detail scissors
decorative scissors
yarn / ribbon
glitter / stickles
assorted decorative paper
rice paste glue stick / glue pen
miscellaneous craft items












For this gift tag, I used a glue pen to precisely adhere loose glitter on certain parts of the picture.






Happy Holidays!


Make Your Own Calendar…

Friday, December 18th, 2009

With our 2010 Calendar Blank! Whip up some as last minute gifts or give the blank itself to your craftier friends. For some inspiration, check out a few of the months we created for our in-store sample.



Workshop Extravaganza!

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Here at The Paper Place we love having workshops! We offer everything from Book Binding and Print Making to Crane Folding and Glass Pendant making. Look for our new schedule in the New Year. The workshops are a fun way to learn something new, meet people like you and let your creative energies flow! Just take a look at the photos from one of our Pendant and Lino Print Making workshops. An inspired time was had by all. If you would like to sign up for our mailing list to receive our schedule as soon as it is released (they fill up fast!), please look for the sign up box at the bottom of the blog menu!

Pendant Workshop

Pendant Workshop


Lino Print Making for Holiday Cards

Lino Print Making for Holiday Cards



The Great Origami Giveaway Winner!!!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Thank you so much to all of you who entered this year’s giveaway – we were delighted with the response and really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful work you have done! We tabulated all the entries and used a random number generator to determine our winner, which was Justine Wong!! Visit Justine’s blog here!

We wanted to include a special shout-out for those of you who went to the trouble of making videos and thought that we would include them here for everyone to enjoy!!